Working with organisations, photographers, community groups, academics and curators from across the country, the Open Eye Gallery are building a new network to discuss and accelerate the practice of socially engaged photography. In the spirit of social practice, the network will be shaped collaboratively by its users, beginning with a quick survey to gauge how the network can be as useful as it can be. We would appreciate it if anyone interested in joining could take some time to fill it in. The network is open — join below by signing up to the mailing list.Read More
CVAN EM Document project to feature in conference on Care in the Media and Cultural Industries
CAMEo, the University of Leicester's Research Institute for Cultural and Media Economies, will present the artist films commissioned for Document, which followed the working lives of six artists in the East Midlands over a two year period. Following the screening, CAMEo researcher Dr Paula Serafini and CVAN EM Director Elizabeth Hawley-Lingham will be be in conversation with the project artists, to discuss the particularities of being an artist in the East Midlands, at this time…Read More
The Artist Led Research Group invite proposals addressing any of the following central themes: • Art after gentrification • Cultural and planning policy • Place and space • Modes of collective practice • Alternative economies • Futures of the Artist-led • Artists and civic responsibilityRead More
Over the coming months the five partner galleries will be exhibiting their selected artists for the Platform Graduate Award 2018.Read More
ECVAN is continuing their project New Geographies, a three-year, Arts Council funded project exploring overlooked and forgotten places of interest to those living and working in the East of England. Ten artists have now been commissioned to respond to the nominated sites. You can follow the project at the dedicated website www.newgeographies.uk and through social media @newgeogRead More
Calling artists working in social art, socially-engaged art, community arts, collaborative arts and social practice at all stages of your careers to come together and share work at the: SOCIAL ART SUMMIT: An Artist-Led Review of Socially Engaged Arts Practice in the UK, 1st & 2nd November 2018 Sheffield.Read More
Craig Ashley, Director of New Art West Midlands speaks at a-n Assembly, Birmingham on Friday 15th June 2018. Working in collaboration with artist and curator Antonio Roberts, Assembly Birmingham aimed to address the increasing amount of development taking place across the city and the Midlands as a whole, exploring both the opportunities and the challenges this presents for the visual arts community in the region.Read More
TCCE is holding it’s summer symposium: Refresh, Reboot, Retool: new imaginaries for challenging times on Tuesday 3rd July 2018 at The Art Workers’ Guild in Bloomsbury, London. The symposium brings together academics, artists, creatives, policy-makers and people from other sectors. Refresh Reboot, Retool: new imaginaries for challenging times sets out to create a space in which to encourage, debate, conversation, play, knowledge exchange and co-creation about some of our most important contemporary challenges including: politics, diversity, identity, place and environment…Read More
CVAN EM’s In Another Place launchRead More
Six contemporary art commissions highlight the progression towards equality through the stories of women who have contributed to the spirit & history of Knole.Read More
a-n Assembly returns next month, with events in 4 UK destinations, bringing together artists for a mixture of workshops, talks and get-togethers that focus on issues that matter most.Read More
The Contemporary Visual Arts Network East Midlands' Annual Event, taking place on Thursday 19 April in Northampton will explore what conditions are needed and what are the right risks to run to make something happen. What might future art practice look like and what are useful new ways of doing things.Read More
On 27 March join North East CVAN in Newcastle for their first social event, with talks, workshops, dinner and bar followed by artist commissions and DJs. An opportunity for the network to come together, celebrate achievements, contribute to plans for both the national and North East CVAN, to socialise, make connections and enjoy a few performances.
Micro bursaries available to those from across the North East to attend.Read More
Opening Wednesday 7 March, Turner Contemporary is hosting the opening night of POW! Thanet, featuring mass choir rendition of Milck's I Can’t Keep Quiet, featuring singers from Thanet, and a sound installation called VOICE 100 from sound artist Emily Peasgood.Read More
This morning it was announced that both Waltham Forest and Brent will be the first London Boroughs of Culture. Waltham Forest will hold the title in 2019 and Brent 2020. Each will receive £1.35m in funding.
Inspired by the success of the European Capital of Culture and UK City of Culture programmes, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said the programmes will 'give all Londoners, regardless of background, the opportunity to enjoy the capital’s fantastic cultural riches, discover places they never knew existed and will increase the level of participation in the arts across the city – especially in outer London boroughs.'Read More
Social Making: Socially Engaged Practice Now and Next is a biennial symposium developed and delivered by Take A Part CIC. The aim of the symposium is to bring examples of international socially engaged practices to the South West of the UK, giving the region exposure to a wider network of projects and organisations, and an opportunity to consider a range of methods and their impact. The 2018 symposium will take place on Thursday 7 and Friday 8 June at Devonport Guildhall, Plymouth.Read More
Taking place from 28 June - 1 July, Jamboree 2018 will bring together 150 visual artists, curators and programmers from around the UK to the Dartington Estate near Totnes in Devon. Developed by LOW PROFILE, Jamboree 2018 offers the chance for those who work in the arts to meet others, collaborate, stop, engage and recharge in beautiful surroundings and a positive, critically-engaged environment.
In advance of pre-registration closing for event next week, we find out more about the opportunity from LOW PROFILE and the Jamboree team.Read More
On Wednesday 24 January 2018 from 3-5.30pm there is a free artists’ talk and guided tour of two exhibitions in Warrington by artists Holly Rowan Hesson and Ellen Sampson. The event is in association with CVAN North West and Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival.Read More